As discussed previously, this is my weekly Twitter roundup. Note that tweets of articles generally include header images from the articles, which I don’t include here unless their creators happen to have released them for use under a free license. Most have not. But I now add most of my commentary here, where I don’t feel restricted by the message length.
I also don’t generally attach pictures to posts with quotations.
9:01 – Mon 27 June 2022
Walk, interrupted from the Wellcome Collection
It links to the social model of disability. This, put simply, is the idea that disabled people are disabled by barriers in society, rather than by our impairments.
If nothing else, this makes a decent counter-argument to the perpetual plans for handling accessibility, which generally amounts to letting companies do whatever they want, and “allowing” disabled patrons to request eventual equal treatment. This exposes the detail that those obstacles didn’t arise spontaneously.
12:02 – Mon 27 June 2022
Where young boys plan for what they will achieve and attain, young girls plan for whom they will achieve and attain.
9:03 – Tue 28 June 2022
How Octavia E. Butler mined her boundless curiosity to forge a new vision for humanity from The Conversation
Her interest in subjects such as slime-molds, cancer and biotechnology come through in her stories in ways that readers might not expect.
I haven’t read nearly enough of Butler’s work, and need to remedy that soon.
12:04 – Tue 28 June 2022
Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.
9:04 – Wed 29 June 2022
I did not come to flirt, but only to buy lemons from Global Voices
Their understanding of the world is so limited that, first, they do not stop to think that the world does not revolve around them.
This story has a lot going on, though I assume that everyone will recognize the core sexism and other bigotry.
12:03 – Wed 29 June 2022
History does not repeat itself. Evolution forbids. When you are my age, you will not know what I know, but something quite different.
9:02 – Thu 30 June 2022
After Years of Perpetuating Housing Discrimination, Facebook Gets $115,055 Fine from VICE Motherboard
…the settlement is notable because it is the first time a company has been sanctioned for algorithmic bias under the Fair Housing Act.
Like the article says, the fine won’t impact Facebook/Meta, but this marks a huge change in policy that we should all look forward to seeing expand.
12:05 – Thu 30 June 2022
America has this opportunity in her thirty-five different races speaking fifty-four languages, of whom 13,000,000 are foreign-born. One third of her total population has its roots in other soils and in diverse cultures.
9:05 – Fri 01 July 2022
To Prevent Formula Shortages, Break Up Monopolies from OtherWords
In the U.S. market, only three companies produce over 80 percent of all baby food products. Four companies produce over 85 percent of all canned tuna.
I’ve posted articles about market concentration before, and they all end in the same ways. Either prices skyrocket or the company’s minor issues become the population’s crises.
12:01 – Fri 01 July 2022
“But you do not express yourself like Cicero”. What of it? I am not Cicero. But I think I express my own self.
Because it accidentally became a tradition early on in the life of the blog, I drop any additional articles that didn’t fit into the one-article-per-day week, but too weird or important to not mention, here.
Women in science get less credit on papers and patents from Futurity
…women who worked on a research project were 13% less likely to be named as authors in related scientific articles compared to their male colleagues.
I believe that we already knew this from other sources, but it always bears confirmation if we ever plan to do anything about it on a larger scale than occasional researchers highlighting the work of women.
Credits: Header image is Circular diagrams showing the division of the day and of the week from a manuscript drafted during the Carolingian Dynasty.
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